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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

Atrox666 Turn about is fair play (282 comments)

The UK Government recommends scrapping anonymous users.
As an anonymous user I recommend scrapping the UK Government.

about a month ago
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Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight

Atrox666 Re:Libertarian nirvana (534 comments)

Because corporations bidding over who gets to kick in my door and beat my ass is just what `murica needs.

about a month ago
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Century-Old Drug Reverses Signs of Autism In Mice

Atrox666 Re:Godsend (207 comments)

I don't know if I'd take this drug. I'm over 40 and have learned to manage the downsides. I've also learned to use the super powers associated with mild cases of ASD.
I've had to learn to override the adrenal response which gives me the ability to act when most people just freeze up(e.g. artillery strike). I'm always having a stress reaction when I'm outside my own head so a little more doesn't really matter that much. I doubt it would fix my voice modulation (flat affect)and other mannerisms that have been ingrained. I wish you could try it before making it permanent.

about 2 months ago
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Study: Stop Being So Cynical, You Could Give Yourself Dementia

Atrox666 To prevent fire, burn everything ahead of time (153 comments)

If you're optimistic in this world you are already delusional so how would they tell if you're suffering from dementia?

about 3 months ago
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Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

Atrox666 Cheaper solution (64 comments)

Malaysian Airlines?

about 3 months ago
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Swiss Space Systems Announces Plan To Offer World's Cheapest Zero-G Flights

Atrox666 Re:Pricing (64 comments)

Fundies, underwear for two. Look it up, where there's a will there's a way.

about 3 months ago
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$200 For a Bound Textbook That You Can't Keep?

Atrox666 Uhm keep your book (252 comments)

Why would I want a monstrous book of case law to lug around? There's an old quote "You can't grep dead trees"
I'd much rather have a searchable e-book.

I mean it's still an asshat move but there's a reason there aren't anymore telephone books.

about 4 months ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Atrox666 My heart bleeds for them (311 comments)

The poor are under/unemployed and the rich are trying harder and harder to make more of them under/unemployed.

about 4 months ago
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Google: Teach Girls Coding, Get $2,500; Teach Boys, Get $0

Atrox666 Re:It would be inequal to provide equal rewards (673 comments)

Equal opportunity does not mean equal outcome. Equal outcome quashes excellence as much as inequality of opportunity.

about 5 months ago
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Cops Say NDA Kept Them from Notifying Courts About Cell Phone Tracking Gadget

Atrox666 Re:WTF???? (235 comments)

I guess when they said that they would tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth they committed perjury since they intended to not disclose to the court.

about 6 months ago
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Female Software Engineers May Be Even Scarcer Than We Thought

Atrox666 Misread that (445 comments)

I thought it said Female Software Engineers May Be Even Scarier Than We Thought.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft Kills Stack Ranking

Atrox666 You're still fighting over the same money (204 comments)

While they don't have to be ranked so strictly you're still fighting over table scraps against your own team.
If everyone surpasses expectations and achieves a good result then everyone deserves to be compensated fairly.

about 9 months ago
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Competition Tests Student-Built Aerial Espionage Robots

Atrox666 Get the military out of the schools (33 comments)

Military money needs to be removed from education. Higher education shouldn't be a competition on how fast you can sell out the planet to fascist forces.
Just cut enough out of their budgets that they can't afford to murder goat herders for profit and plow it into real education.
Geeks need to stop giving away their power and take charge and authority over our own contribution or it will always be used against us.
I'm saying this as a former soldier.

1 year,17 days
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One Year Since Assange Took Refuge in Ecuadorian Embassy

Atrox666 Re:Sweden is not, in fact, the US. (541 comments)

Except if you have your head out of your ass in any way, shape or form.

There are no "rape" charges. They did reopen a previously closed case where he was accused of sexual impropriety involving the use of a condom.

about a year ago
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Rice Professor Predicts Humans Out of Work In 30 Years

Atrox666 Re:This thought crosses my mind a lot. (808 comments)

This is why socialism in some form is necessary. If corporations are allowed to own these automated systems (the means of production) then corporations will be free to toss you and everyone you love in the garbage because they don't need you anymore. Why should they let you eat when it's just cutting into their profits unless they are forced to? It's either we share the wealth the workers earned or the rich getting richer and the poor get poorer will reach its obvious conclusion.

Before anyone says it, none of this has anything to do with a Soviet/Chinese style fascist state.That's just what Americans have been fooled into thinking socialism is.

about a year ago
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N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"

Atrox666 I have a solution (555 comments)

Sell cakes with the constitution printed on them..give away a free car with every cake.

about a year ago
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IAU: No, You Can't Name That Exoplanet

Atrox666 You find it, you name it (142 comments)

These guys should have nothing to say about it. It should be the person who finds it gets naming rights, they earned it. If they want to sell their rights that should be their option too.

about a year ago
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Bin Laden Raid Member To Be WikiLeaks Witness

Atrox666 Re:Surveillance (212 comments)

Corporate press has an obligation to corporate profit not public service.

This is why it's useless as a fourth branch of government.

about a year ago

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Microsoft will issue one last Windows XP patch

Atrox666 Atrox666 writes  |  about 4 months ago

Atrox666 (957601) writes "Breaking up with dead operating systems is harder to do than Microsoft thought it would be. Microsoft announced on Thursday that it was issuing a critical patch for Internet Explorer that would be compatible with Windows XP versions of the Internet browser. The new patch for XP users comes even though Microsoft swore last month that it would stop issuing patches for any XP software unless users paid the company additional money to help keep support up."
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